Manchester Met and Fujitsu launch STEM degree apprenticeship

The four-year digital technology and solutions course will combine four working days with one study day

Manchester Metropolitan University and Fujitsu have joined forces to launch a four-year digital and technology solutions BSc degree apprenticeship.

The programme will focus on areas of technology where there is a clear demand for skills, such as cybersecurity, digital business solutions and software development. There will also be a focus on areas such as automation and cloud.

Students will work with Fujitsu four days a week, and attend classes at Manchester Met for one day a week.

To ensure we have the right skills, we need more businesses to create and support apprenticeship programmes.
– Elizabeth Gorb, Manchester Met

Elizabeth Gorb, director of apprenticeships at Manchester Metropolitan University, said: “The north-west is a powerful economic and tech hub in the UK, so it is vital that we foster the right talent to fuel our future.

“To ensure we have the right skills, we need more businesses to create and support apprenticeship programmes.”

The course will also be complemented by a soft skills programme, focusing on business impact and leadership, as well as a mentoring programme to support personal development. The aim is to recruit 30 students, and applicants are invited to attend one of two open days, either at Warrington on 7 May, or Manchester Met on 30 May.

For more information on the degree apprenticeship programme, and to apply, visit the Fujitsu website here.